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Valentine's Day

Once home to romantic poet Lord Byron, whose tumultuous love life inspired some of his poetry, Nottinghamshire is full of intimate attractions, perfect for a romantic escape.

Hot facts:

  • Clumber Park was voted the most romantic place for a date in the East Midlands by the Great Date Guide.
  • Hodsock Priory is one of the most sought after Wedding Venues in Nottinghamshire, and its Snowdrops at Hodsock event is a must see!

Cosy up in one of Nottinghamshire’s luxurious hotels and B&Bs...

Couples looking for the perfect city-centre love nest can book a stay at St James Hotel or Lace Market Hotel. Located in a quiet area next to the famous Nottingham Castle, guests can expect nothing less than a romantic yet comfortable place to rest their head at St James Hotel, with wonderful Valentine’s packages available. Visitors can also choose to stay in a luxurious Lace Market Hotel, only a stone’s throw away from the city’s finest shops and restaurants.

After a long walk in rural Nottinghamshire, relax at Purple Poppy Cottage. The beautiful blend of boutique style and real home-from-home comfort awaits you at this picturesque cottage so you can relax in front of a burning stove. Elsewhere, the award-winning Browns of Holbeck, highly commended by VisitEngland, offers guests a delightful stay in the peaceful surroundings.

Rather than the usual dinner and a movie, get your adrenalin pumping...

For those looking for something a little different, Tropical Butterfly House is a top choice for Valentine’s dates. If the weather is cold, the walkthrough Butterfly House will transport you to a tropical paradise and couples can also get extra close and personal with the red-ruffed Lemurs, cheeky meerkats or Barn Owl.

In the heart of Sherwood Forest, thrill-seekers can become a real life Tarzan and Jane at Go Ape at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, leaping off Tarzan swings and flying down zip slides. Also in Sherwood Pines, visitors can enjoy a romantic stroll on one of many walking trails or explore the magnificent forest on two wheels.

Dine and wine your lover this Valentine’s...

What is more romantic than drifting along a canal on a narrow boat? Sit back and enjoy a three-course meal with Princess River Cruises. Included in the package is a rose for the ladies, a complimentary drink from the bar for the gentlemen, plus a bottle of wine to share. Meanwhile, at the four-star Ye Olde Bell Hotel, indulge in a candlelit dinner for two in Restaurant Bar 1650 before settling down for the night in an individually styled Classic Room. Newstead Abbey is another must-visit attraction this Valentine's, once home to romantic poet Lord Byron. On 13 February, explore the Abbey on a tour with a glass of wine your hand. Or treat your special someone to a charming afternoon tea experience at Kelham Hall's stately home.



Special offers

  1. Accommodation


    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

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